Since it’s inception, Furniture Bank has been tackling issues surrounding poverty and homelessness by ensuring those who transition out of homelessness are given the best possible chance to succeed in their life off the streets.
The clients who are referred to us by social service agencies and shelter organizations are individuals and families who have overcome homelessness and now have accommodation to call their own. But crucially, they lack the means to furnish their homes.
At Furniture Bank, we recognize that 4 walls alone don’t make a home. Furniture plays a powerful, albeit silent, role in all our lives. We are all indebted to the use of furniture to live fulfilling lives – just try studying for an exam, resting after a hard day’s work, preparing a meal, or raising a family. Without furniture, even mundane tasks are near impossible.
By transferring gently used furniture to our clients, we help them cross the finish line of their transition out of homelessness. We believe that having a furnished home ensures recipients achieve the dignity, security and stability associated with having a place to call home, which in turn has a positive, knock on effect in other areas of their life.
And that’s the power of a furniture donation from you.